Wednesday, October 19

Gina K. Designs Blog Hop: Card Drive for Kids!!

Hello my friends! I am glad you are stopping by. Join us for a Card Drive for Kids with Spina Bifida blog hop! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop where we will share with you cards we created for some very special kids! October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and this is a good way to cheer up these awesome kids and their families.
You can find more details on this special cause over at StampTV.

If you came from Jennie's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop and more information on the card drive.

This is the card I created for Tanner. I got inspired by the Sketch from CardPatterns

  • Make card base from White Cardstock. A2 size
  • Cut a panel from Ocean Mist Cardstock. Mat this with a slightly smaller piece of Patterned Piece, ink all edges. Add a strip of blue PP and cut another with waves. Add straight and zig-zag stitches.
  • Stamp sentiment in Black Soot Ink.
  • Stamp image on White Cardstock in memento Tuxedo Black, color it with Copic Markers. Die-cut, emboss and stencil it with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Adhere it to card with Pop Dots.
  • Treat button with Lemon Drop twine. Add to card.
  • Add Star Dust Stickles to waves and whale spout.

 Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White. Ocean Mist (Gina K. Designs)
  • Patterned Paper: Yellow from Victoria Garden Collection (Echo Park Paper), Blue Stars from Blossom Soup Collection (Jillibean Soup), Blue dots from Honey cake Collection (My Mind's Eye)
  • Stamps: Make a Splash (Gina K. Designs)
  • Embellishments: Blue Button (GKD), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop Twine (The twinery)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pop dots, Copic Markers, Sewing machine
All the items in bold can be found at Gina K. Designs Store.

Blog Hop Details:
  • Create a fun, uplifting card or cards for one or all the kids listed below (you can click on their names to read more about each of them). The card can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc.  Please DO NOT send sorry, get well or anything like that. Remember, we want to cheer them up. The kids:
    • Madison: 2 years old
    • Logan: 2 years old. (turning 3 on October 17th!!)
    • Tanner: 2 years old (turning 3 on December 15)
    • Rebekah: 9 years old
  • All cards need to have a message in it for the child/family.  Please also sign your name and where you are from.  On the card envelope, write the name of the child.  Please, don't seal the envelope, as the parents might want to read the cards before the kids see them.
  • Cards must be received by October 31st to be eligible for the drawing
  • You don't need to create new cards, if you have cards already made that will lift/cheer these kids up, send those ones :) 
  • Mail your card(s) to me along with a piece of paper with your name, address, e-mail address and blog (if you have one). This will help a lot to contact the winner a lot faster!: 
Giovana Smith 
Card Drive for Kids 
181 Perry Way 
Yakima, WA 98901 

You can see pictures and details of all the prizes HERE

Head on over to Emily's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!

Thanks so much for your support !
God bless.


  1. That is just darling, I love your coloring on that whale and that wave border you made! Great job organizing this card drive!! :) hugs!

  2. Awesome waves Giovana! Love it! And you rock doing this card drive!

  3. Super card for Tanner!!...I mailed my 4 cards on Monday

  4. Truly fabulous layout!!! LOVE how the waves pop out!

  5. Gorgeous, Giovana! I love the sparkly water spout. Thanks for organizing the card drive!

  6. Fabulous card using the inspiration, Giovana. Love the detailing you give each of your creations.

  7. love this! the stamping, the stitching, the colors...pure cuteness!!!

  8. These cards are just darling - the whale, as well as the 'girlie girl' card for your daughter near the bottom of the page. I don't know how you do it all, but may you be richly blessed with love, Giovana!

  9. Giovana, once again your card is amazing! This is one of my favourite GinaK stamp sets and I love the waves and everything!

  10. WOW! This is Gorgeous! Love it! Olena

  11. This is one adorable card!! Love that little whale. And what a great cause, too. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  12. Oh my, what a cute, cute card!!!! Love the sweet little image and the yellow background just makes you smile! What a great cause too!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns!!

  13. Cutie cards and little angel will also love this.Inkjet Paper